Dodge Unveils Upgrades to 2018 Durango SRT, Limited Edition 2017 1500 Ram Copper Sport


Auburn Hills-based automaker FCA US today announced upgrades to vehicles across its entire lineup, including the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and the Limited Edition 2017 Ram Copper Sport.

“The Ram 1500 Copper Sport builds on the ever-increasing demand for factory-custom trucks,” says Mike Manley, head of the Ram brand for FCA Global. “Our customers continue to enjoy the attention to detail and styling our designers put into each trim level, and this new eye-grabbing model will not disappoint.”

Dodge’s limited edition 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport is powered by a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 /TorqueFlite 8 combination, delivering 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque along with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway fuel efficiency

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with variable valve timing and fuel-saver technology is also available. For those seeking more power, Its 395 horsepower/410 lb.-ft. of torque is mated to a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission and delivers 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The truck includes copper-colored accent stitching throughout the cabin of the interior, sport embroidery on the deluxe bucket seats, color-accent embroidery of the Ram logo on the headrests, and sport mesh on the seat inserts. Anodized copper-painted spears and trim rings link with an all-black headliner and pillars to complete the interior pattern. Additionally, the 1500 Sport features an Alpine premium sound system with nine speakers, including subwoofer.

The Ram 1500 copper Sport is available in regular, quad, and crew cab models in both two- and four-wheel drive. The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport buzz model is offered on Crew Cab V-8 models with a starting MSRP of $45,630, plus $1,320 destination.

Only 3,000 units of the 2017 Ram 1500 Sports will be produced, the trucks are arriving in dealerships later this month.

With its 475-horsepower 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine and fuel saver technology, Manley says the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has a best-in-class towing capability of 8,600 pounds. Additionally, the SRT can come to a full stop from 60 miles per hour in 115 feet.

The SRT also includes a newly designed hood with functional center air-inlet ducts flanked by heat extractors to help keep the engine bay cool by removing hot air from the engine compartment. The exterior features a new front fascia and lower valence, which houses the new cold-air duct and LED fog lamps.

The SRT’s cabin interior features a newly designed hand-wrapped dashboard, flat-bottom performance steering wheel with standard paddle shift, and nappa leather with suede inserts and silver-stitched SRT logos. Red Laguna leather interior with embossed SRT logos is optional.

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT will be arriving in Dodge dealerships during the fourth quarter of this year.


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